WorldCat Identities

Biroc, Joseph 1903-1996

Overview
Works: 189 works in 417 publications in 6 languages and 10,414 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Christmas films  Western films  Disaster films  Parody films  Action and adventure films  Angel films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joseph Biroc
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Biroc
Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliche in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

45 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. A Christmas classic. Features both the black and white and the colorized version
Brian's song( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though they are competing for the same position, two rookie football players become roommates and close friends. Their friendship deepens when one learns that he has cancer
The flight of the Phoenix by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their cargo plane crashes in the Sahara Desert, the only hope for a crew of oilmen and military personnel is to try to rebuild the craft before they all perish from heat and deprivation
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of the dedication ceremony of the world's tallest skyscraper, a raging blaze breaks out, threatening the party-goers
Hush...hush, sweet Charlotte by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin (Olivia de Havilland) comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins
The longest yard by Peter Segal( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic prison warden will make any sacrifice to push his prison guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship
Viva Las Vegas by George Sidney( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and French and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about a race car driver who comes to Las Vegas hoping to win the Las Vegas Grand Prix
Escape from the planet of the apes by Don Taylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and Polish and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping the fiery end of the their world, three apes travel back in time, to a past where mankind rules over all
The FBI story by Mervyn LeRoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounting his storied FBI career, veteran agent Chip Hardesty narrates events occurring from the 1920s to the 1940s. After marrying Lucy Ann, a local librarian, Hardesty is supposed to resign from the agency. But when he hears J. Edgar Hoover speak, he has a change of heart, fully embracing the agency. As he travels from one investigation to another with his partner, Sam Crandall, Hardesty faces down famous mobsters, Klansmen and spies."
Samuel Fuller's forty guns by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence.--Container
Airplane II the sequel by Ken Finkleman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a spoof of disaster films, an airplane is out of control and the crew struggles to save it. Worst of all, they are out of coffee
Little women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New England during the Civil War, it chronicles the lives and loves of Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, four sisters who must rely on each other for strength in the face of tragedies both large and small, after their father leaves for battle
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in the Philippines
The killing of Sister George by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's tv programme. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory tv producer"--IMDb
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
China gate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return they agree to take her illegitimate son to America. The racist father of the boy is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base
Fitzwilly( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Vicki's rich father dies, her loyal butler, Claude Fitzwilliam, leads the household staff to rob from various businesses by charging goods to various wealthy people and misdirecting the shipments, all to keep Miss Vicki's standard of living
Ulzana's raid by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scout leads U.S. cavalrymen on a hunt for Ulzana and his band of renegade Indians
 
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Blazing saddles
Alternative Names
Biroc Joe 1903-1996

Biroc Joseph 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph F.

Biroc, Joseph F. 1903-1996

Biroc, Joseph Francis.

Joseph Biroc

Joseph F. Biroc Amerikaans director of photography (1903-1996)

Joseph F. Biroc caméraman américain

Joseph F. Biroc direttore della fotografia statunitense

Joseph F. Biroc US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Τζόσεφ Φ. Μπίροκ

Джозеф Байрок

Джозеф Байрок Американский кинооператор

ג'וזף פ. בירוק

جوزف اف. بیروا

ジョセフ・バイロック

Languages
English (104)

Spanish (27)

German (6)

Italian (3)

French (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful lifeThe longest yardRobert Aldrich's Too late the heroThe killing of Sister George